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is how sort of loaded they were with ideas that were proposed by ideas like la pierre who called for a mental health database. they provide carrots to have federal agencies do a better job providing for mental health information to go into the background system. there is a lot of lower hanging fruit in the ideas he put forward that could have bipartisan support. >> pointing out the background checks, i think the odds are according to a couple of blocks, about 75%, they see it below 50% to get the assault weapons passed of any kind. at least some movement if possible on a few of those ideas. here we are the day before the president made this announcement of what to expect with executive action and the laws he would want congress to pursue. you have this nra ad that is going after the president's daughters in an inappropriate matter. this came before the president's remarks today. >>> the president's kids more important than yours? why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? >> the nra said whoever thi
will appear on the panel several weeks after they will launch an official lobbying effort called americans for responsible solutions. their group again reminded congress last night on their facebook page that after a string of mass shootings, that congress has failed to act on guns. also taking on lapierre today will be california senator dianne feinstein who has called the nra venal and repeated her criticism yesterday. >> they have fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course. >> but her new assault weapons ban faces long odds in the senate and though she said she believes the democratic votes are there for it, even the committee's chairman patrick leahy who voted for the 1994 version of the ban has declined to endorse it this time around. >> the assault weapon ban, did it work? we ought to ask that question. you know, i'm not looking for something that's symbolic. i'm looking for something that makes people safer. >> and then there's senate majority leader harry reid who clearly decided not to endorse it again yesterday. >> she believes in it fervently.
, or call 855-878-4biz. >>> developing now, president obama about to arrive in las vegas where he's expected to embrace the senate's bipartisan principles on immigration reform. the president will head to high school right outside the city described as a large latino population at the school. the president is scheduled to speak in about half an hour. we'll bring you the remarks. meantime, nbc news first read team notes that this is an important test for senator rubio. he spent several days selling comprehensive immigration to conservatives and it may be a tough one. here's more of what senator rubio had to say within the past hour with rush limbaugh. >> so i know this is a tough issue. i do. i know why people are uncomfortable about it. it doesn't feel right in some instances to allow people undocumented and to stay here and this is a tough issue to work through. i know the president takes us in a direction i would not be comfortable with and i'm trying to do the best i can with what's already a tough situation. >> joining me now, nbc news senior political editor mark murray. mark, you and y
americans. >> that's positive. let's look at what he had to say. he came out for what he calls comprehensive immigration reform. it was at a speech in las vegas. he said the bipartisan plan put forward by eight senators was in line with the principles he's for which is very interesting. bipartisan approach. let's listen. here he is. >> but the principles are pretty straightforward. first, i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means continuing to strengthen security at our borders. it means cracking down more forcefully on businesses that knowingly hire undocumented workers. we need to implement a national system that allows businesses to quickly and accurately verify someone's employment status. second, we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> okay. your strength is in politics. went to a largely hispanic high school in las vegas -- >> yo
and questions over knee calls to mandate universal background checks. william la jeunesse on that story live in l.a. now. william, good morning, what do you have? >> bill it seems to be the one thing that lawmakers a pier t appear to agree on. guns for the deraged is a patchwork of records that the government has treated not with try or the. and it begins with this application to buy a firearm. it is the first line of defense against gun crime, the background check. >> this is to make sure that you don't have any -- anything prohibiting in your past that would keep you from owning a firearm. >> reporter: fell ons, fugitives, domestic abusers, drug ears, the mentally ill, illegal aliens among others cannot buy a gun. >> you are going to wait ten days to put you through a background check. >> reporter: all states require f.b.i. background checks on weapons sold as gun stores. some include gun show sales for most weapons. the majority do not. a loophole some lawmakers hope to close. >> background checks for all firearm sales, not just by licensed dealers, but also at gun shows, private sales. >
legislation, added a president obama will outline his plans during a speech in las vegas. he will be speaking at 2:55 p.m. eastern and southern las vegas. you can watch live coverage on our companion network c-span, followed by your phone calls. >> one can't count the times americans say that we are the best country in the world. what a marvelous list of things. of all the countries, everybody thinks this country is pretty good. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? and why do we have to a circuit, all of the time? and what does it mean to other people who consume it? american products go around the world, information products go around the world. so you're served by people from every corner of the world. and we teach them not to like us. gratuitously. >> activist and trans-africa founder randall robinson taking your calls, e-mails, facebook comments and tweets. in depth three hours live sunday at noon eastern on booktv on c-span2. >> all of us work hard for causes way before we got to the white house. the white house just was an enormous push up your i think th
. >> it wouldn't be a quick process, but will be a fair process. >> the so-called embrace of immigration reform, but not so fast. >> why are we doing this? the president is in las vegas today. >> back in las vegas. >> he imposes enforcement. >> i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. >> democrats are not interested in border security. >> that means to continue to strengthen the border security. members of the parties are working on a solution. >> where is the common ground? i don't see it. >> the path to citizenship is a long and arduous one. >> we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach. >> i think we're all out there alone folks. >> the question is now simple. do we have the resolve? i believe that we do. i believe that we do. >> president obama went to a high school today in what used to be mexico, las vegas, nevada, to urge congress to overhaul the immigration system. >> today i'm laying out my ideas for immigration reform. and my hope is that this provides some key markers to members of congress as they craft a bill. becau
that the hispanic caucus don't go to las vegas, don't do it, let the gang of eight do in a bipartisan way. they couldn't help himself. he had doto act like he was calling for it and swoop in to take credit. is that a fair assessment? >> andrea: >> dana: no some ways you could think is an elaborate scheme. rubio could attack obama -- but i don't think that much thought is put in to it. i think he will say i promise this in 2008. i delivered what i could. but the republicans won't help. they threw a monkey wrench in his plans when senator rubio put forward, brought the group of eight together. four republicans and four democrats. look, agreement on principles. and they want to have a hearing. pat laey, senate chairman of the judicialiary committee are going to have hearings on february 13, two weeks from tomorrow. this ball will get going. it's hard to see right now whether president obama helped or hurt the effort today. you could read it either way. most people would say it's not help to fly and do campaign attack and those coming to the table with a sensible plan if you want a solution t
. >> humberto sanchez is a staff writer for "roll call." >> president obama will be in las vegas tomorrow to outline his immigration policy. our live coverage is here on c- span just before 3:00 eastern. ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a bully pulpit, and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i had little antennas that pointed up and told me when somebody had their own agenda. >> there is a much influence in the office. it would be a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. she is in a way the only person in the world he can trust. >> many of the first ladies, they were writers. journalists, they wrote books. >> they are in many cases more interesting as human being than their husbands. if because they are not first and foremost defined and limited by political ambition. >> dolly was both socially adept
him is -- legging out his immigration priorities. -- in las vegas. we're opening up the phone calls to get your thoughts on immigration. here are the numbers to use if you are a democrat 202-585-385. republicans 202-585-386. also, if you are on twitter, #immigration. as we have been doing throughout the day, opening up facebook. the question there, same one we are asking this afternoon, what are your priorities on immigration policy? albert in maine. caller: ok, in french that is pronounced cartier. i agree wholeheartedly with the president on his policies, but someone should alert the president that the greatest immigration group in the united states was the st. lawrence seaway to chicago to des moines, all through the mississippi valley down to new orleans. remember, the louisiana purchase was from france. he did not include them in the immigrants from other worlds. someone should tell the president that this is a tremendous oversight. host: you are in a border state. is there still could turn and main about immigration? caller: not much concern now, but he cited the american popu
jansing. and right now the president is in the air, flying to las vegas. this afternoon, in a major speech, he will tackle immigration reform. not getting it passed is something he calls the biggest regret of his first term. now, first, he is expected to praise a bipartisan group of senators who presented their plan yesterday. >> a set of principles put forward by this bipartisan group, embraces the path to citizenship. this is a big deal. this is an important development. >> but it appears these eight senators didn't want to follow the president's big speech, so they raced to make their announcement first. and late word this morning that the president, not wanting to rock the boat, will embrace the senate plan. now, whatever the timing, it could be a changing electorate that really is going to help get results. >> the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that t
house. >> in a few moments, today's deadline and your calls live on "washington journal." at 10:00 eastern, a senate subcommittee will hear from health care professionals about the primary doctor shortage and president obama will be in las vegas today to outline his proposed immigration policy changes just before 3:00 p.m. eastern. the american enterprise institutetwo new members of cone joining us this morning. in about 45 minutes, he will discuss the role but new members will play in determining the gop agenda. at 8:30 eastern, we will be joined by the democratic representative from maryland, a member of the financial-services committee. committee.
-control announcement yesterday, tens of thousands of gun owners stopped and watched from the big gun show in las vegas. and the nra released a letter to the people at the gun show calling this, quote, the flight of the century and also adding i warned you they would come and now it is here. it is not about protecting your children, it is not about stopping crime. it is about banning your guns, period. meanwhile the nra has added 250,000 members since sandy hook. according to u.s. news and world report bringing total membership above four million. year now, president obama addressing the nra's concerned yesterday. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of the tyrannical all out assault on liberty. not because that is true, but because they want to generate fear or higher rating revenue for themselves. behind the scenes they will do everything they can to block any common-sense reform and make sure nothing changes whatsoever. charles: joining us is david keene. fight of the century. is that true? >> that is right. you have a presi
to these weapons. my view is, everybody is entitled to be safe. >> reporter: she called the nra veen nal but insists it's not personal with lapierre. >> he wants one thing, i want an entirely different thing. he's there for gun people, to allow them to have these guns regardless. they are fought virtually every kind of regulation. the time has come to change course. >> reporter: and when it comes to legislation, feinstein isn't only going to have to convince republicans. one of the interesting dynamics on this committee that is holding this hearing tomorrow is that the democratic chairman, wolf, pat leahy, is a supporter of gun rights. feinstein is concerned that the witness list is too skewed towards proponents of gun owners. >> so what you're saying is little dispute going on between dianne feinstein and patrick leahy, they are both democrats and on the liberal side of the democratic party but when it comes to gun rights, they disagree? >> reporter: that's right. they do disagree. i tried to interview patrick leahy. he said to watch the hearing tomorrow. he's known as la liberal but on
some of his proposals in a news conference and in a speech in las vegas, so this really is an example of the bipartisan senate gang of eight, so-called, calling themselves. and lay down a marker and show that congress hasn't been ignoring this, and president has not dealing with it in his first term. it does have the path to citizenship. some critics say it amounts to amnesty. first, securing the border, whether that's a fence or a wall or uses technology instead, has always been a real point of contention, they would reduce the overstayed visa, a problem. 40% of the illegal immigrants are overstaying their visas and implement an employee verification system, e-verify, to make sure illegal aliens can't find work. if that happens there would be a guest worker program that would make it possible for immigrants to cross the border and come and take low paying jobs and institute and issue green cards to immigrants who come here with major degrees, technology degrees, post doctorate degrees and things of that nature. of the 11 million current illegal immigrants, for them to get rights to s
of the mass murder of 26 people including 20 children. some people are calling for the building to be demolished. >> japan airlines saying a grounded boeing 787 dreamliner undergoing testing in tokyo is leaking fuel after a fuel leak at a boston airport last week. >> in las vegas the company that owns "the palms" says it will pay $1 million in fines. why? it seems employees were caught providing customers with prostitutes and drugs. >> the united states is out of the top ten when it comes to the happiest countries. last year we were number ten. this year we have slipped to 12. are we just feeling low? we have former chief economist for the united states international trade commission. hello, peter. it is the first time, how does we slip? what did we do wrong? >> welcome buckley said socialism is a system that makes us all equally miserable. welcome to the america of obama. 25-year-old children living with parents, elderly begging for groceries because they cannot afford their own retirement. i am not surprised. things have not been going well the last five years. >> let's pull u
of california, who just a couple of days ago, introduced this assault weapons ban legislation. and wayne lapierre, the nra's executive vice president. these two will face one another wednesday during a senate judiciary hearing, according to the website, called what should america do about gun violence. but, it will feel like debate deja vu for capitol hill watchers because those two run opposite sides, this was back in the early 1990s when this first assault weapons ban passed. that, as you know, has since expired. their arguments are coming back to life. we went into the archive and found feinstein and lapierre from two decades ago. >> you also, at some point, have got to say, enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas, what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war, that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids with them. >> more regulations on honest people that a million times a year honest people use a gun in this co
this is the way to do. >> >> mum betterow sanchez is a staff writer for "roll call." thank you. >> thank you very much. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama will be in las vegas tomorrow to outline his proposed changes to immigration policy. our live coverage this year on c-span just before 3:00 p.m. eastern. >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> the white house is a pulpit and you ought to take advantage of it. >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> i think i just have little antennas that stand up and tell me when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence in that office. just a shame to waste it. >> i think they serve as a window on the past, to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidant. she's really in a way the only one in the world he can trust. >> many of the women who were first ladies were writers. journalists, they wrote books. >> t
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